Dominican Republic

GDP Current US$ 85,555 millions (2018)
GDP per capita Current US$ 8,051 (2018)
Agriculture, value added Percentage of GDP 5.15% (2018)
Geographic distribution
The right to food in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic explicitly recognizes the right to food in its Political Constitution of 2010. It notes in Article 61 the right to health, which declares that the State must ensure the health of all people, access to drinking water and "improvement to nutrition”. Article 54 for Food security complements this, it positions the State as the provider of the means necessary for the production of food and agricultural raw materials, to increase productivity and ensure food security.



Relates to the way that people obtain food, both physically and economically, be it trade, self-production, access to markets, income increase due to programs and other social protection instruments, and direct food aid


Refers to the provision, supply or stock of food, i.e. it relates to the "supply", food production, production infrastructure, inputs and food production chains, and national and international net trade.

Composición (%) de la disponibilidad alimentaria por grupo de alimentos


It's the influence of food quality on the nutritional status of individuals and their health. This includes hygiene; sanitation; quality and food safety; nutritional information; and the way the body uses the nutrients.

Tasa (%) de obesidad (IMC>=30) en adultos (+18 años)


It's the consolidation of the other three dimensions of food and nutrition security over time, ie "for everyone at all times." Thus, it considers the capacity to react to unforeseen political, economic and social crisis and natural disasters that may change the conditions of the other dimensions, creating risk and vulnerability.

Contribución (%) de emisiones por sectores de la economía, 2010

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